Lifestyle

Tue
07
Mar

Le Grand Bal 2017, ‘LU in Black and White’

Lama r University invites you to Le Grand Bal, “LU in Black and White,” a gala evening of art, fine dining, dancing and entertainment on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Activities at the elegant event include a reception and silent art auction from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dishman Art Museum, as well as a gourmet buffet, libations, music and dancing from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Montagne Center.

Now in its 42nd year, Le Grand Bal is the major annual fundraiser of the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

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Tue
07
Mar

Honey Bears earn awards

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Honey Bears traveled to Goose Creek Memorial High School this weekend for an HTE Dance Competition. They scored enough points for a Division 1 rating in each of their four routines, which earned them a Sweepstakes Award.

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Tue
07
Mar

Moffitt’s Mateys

Vidor Elementary third grade teacher Kurtis Moffitt has begun a group called Moffitt’s Mateys. They meet every Friday before school to learn about character, honestly, integrity, respect, and kindness. Each young man has been given a necktie to wear on Fridays, and Moffitt will teach them to tie their ties.

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Thu
02
Mar

Mayor Viator proclaims February 2017 Career & Technology Month

By Sally Andrews Coordinator of Community Relations

 

Students and faculty at VHS will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. This year’s theme is Celebrate Today Own Tomorrow. CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE educates students to be college- and career- ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields. Among the special activities scheduled are industry guest speakers, recipe contests, livestock shows for FFA, competitions in the areas of Automotive, Computers, Building Trades, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Health Science, post secondary Welding presentations, industry field trips, and the FFA Rice Belt District Convention.

 

Thu
02
Mar

Mentor Moment: Meet Hannah Rees

By Sally Andrews Coordinator of Community Relations

 

Hannah Rees, an Algebra I teacher at Vidor High School, is giving something extra of herself these days. She gives up a conference period each week to mentor a young person in reading at Vidor Elementary through the Pirate Pals program.

 

“ When I was in middle school, I got the opportunity to have a Kinder-Buddy and I still remember, at age thirty , how much fun I had with that I had always thought it would be cool to be able to do something like this as an adult, so when I heard that the district was going to do a Pirate Pal program, I knew I had to do it! “ says Rees. She says she has seen her Pirate Pal’s confidence and love for reading grow since they first began reading together in October .

 

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Tue
28
Feb

VJHS students earn First Division medals at competition

On Friday, February 17th, sixty-eight Vidor Jr. High Band students attended the annual soloensemble competition held at Lumberton High School. These students earned a total of 211 First Division medals for the small ensemble, solo and medium ensemble performances.

 

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Tue
28
Feb

ADK Visits UCCC

The Gamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher honorary sorority visited the Vidor United Christian Care Center on Monday evening, January 13 for their regular meeting. The group was hosted by Gayle Nagai and Glenn Ledger of the Center, who took them on a tour and explained the various programs offered to Vidor residents. These include monthly food, clothing, books, and holiday baskets, among other things.

 

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Tue
28
Feb

Ribbon Cutting

Education First Federal Credit Union held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Administration Building located at the corner of State Highway 105 and Eastex Freeway on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The 25,000 square foot, two-story building serves as the operation center of the credit union. The Vidor branch is located inside Brookshire Bros., 1380 N. Main.

 

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Thu
23
Feb

Songwriters night a big hit with Vidorians

A sold out crowd enjoyed the Songwriters to the Stars event held Friday at The Plaza in Vidor.

Headliners were Scotty Emerick, who has written hits such as I Love This Bar, Beer for my Horses and Like my Dog, among many other hits, and Dean Dillon, who has written over 52 songs for George Strait as well as many other artists performed and entertained the crowd with stories of how the songs came to be. Currently, Dillon’s song Tennessee Whiskey is nominated for Song of the Year.

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Thu
23
Feb

LCM Education Foundation gives over $23,000 in grants

The Little Cypress- Mauriceville Education Foundation, Inc. held its annual prize patrol on Monday, February 13, and handed out 22 grants, totaling $23,109.47 to staff through the District.

Grant items to be purchased range from individually- paced computer programs to Legos for building robots to a 3D printer that will be used across the range of subject areas; audiobooks for early literacy to a band saw for building trades.

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